Despite arming tens of millions of revolutionaries, counter revolutionaries, tin pot dictators and drug thugs the world over, Izhmash hasn’t been doing all that well lately. As you’d expect in a post-Soviet Union world, where profit replaced politics. Or not. AK clones are kicking butt in the Land of the Free. Foreign gun salesmen are invading previously Soviet-only markets. And the AK-12 has yet to set the world on fire (literally or figuratively). In April of last year, Izhmash went bankrupt. The reorganized gunmaker is now banking on a new product to help get them back on their feet: the VS-121 Bullpup sniper rifle. [See: big ass scope and “extended” barrel.] According to the presser [via rt.com] the VS-121’s got an “up-to-date trigger and firing mechanism.” It accepts 7.62×54mm and 7.62×51mm cartridges as well “advanced new ammunition currently developed by the Izhmash design-engineering center specialists.” ‘Cause God knows we need another bull pup caliber (cough PS90 cough). If it’s dead nuts reliable . . . maybe. What are the odds?